Mountain Camp & Mountain Riders – Additional Info

• Attach tickets (lift and lesson) to your children on a new wicket. Please remove old tickets.

• Once you have your tickets, lesson check-in is located just outside of the Discovery Center building next to the Big Dipper.

• PLEASE BE ON TIME TO LESSON “LINE-UP”. LATE ARIVALS WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE ABLE TO GET INTO A LESSON.

• Children are placed in class by ability. Children of varying ages may be in the same class.

• Please try to describe your child’s ability accurately in order for us to group everyone appropriately. A fast skier/rider is not necessarily an advanced skier/rider!

• Students learn skills on easier terrain before advancing to more difficult terrain, to enforce skills learned. Often, when a child is on terrain too difficult for them, they revert back to a lower skill level.

• All children advance at different rates. Praise them for what they learn each day they are in ski school.

• Normally, only our highest level groups venture into our Carinthia Terrain Park. An additional release is required and can be obtained at the Big Dipper. Terrain Park groups are not necessarily available every day. Inquire at the Big Dipper for daily availability.

• If you are here for a few days, we try to keep your children with the same instructor. However, we cannot guarantee who their instructor will be on a daily basis.

• The ski school is not responsible for your child’s belongings (skis, poles and snowboards). We urge you to label all equipment and clothing with your child’s full name. Skis, poles and boards are left unattended any time the children take a break.

• If your child has their own equipment, be sure beforehand that it is properly fitted and meets current (modern) standards.

• Not all children ride the chair lifts with their instructor or adults. Larger children often ride with smaller children.

• Ski poles are not needed for beginner skiers. Please keep them yourself.

• If your child has a special diet, please bring his/her lunch and snack food with you. Our lunchroom has a microwave oven if needed. Please bring any allergies your child has directly to the attention of their instructor and a ski school supervisor.

• Prepare your child for the day ahead by explaining to them why they are here and assure them that you will return to pick them up at the end of the lesson.

• We reserve the right to refuse children with uncontrollable behavior.

• Dress your child appropriately for the weather. It is much colder at the top of the mountain than at the bottom. Snow guns can also be running. Your child should have goggles, hats, mittens, waterproof pants and jacket and 1 pair of warm / dry socks. Do not leave your child’s boots in the car overnight. Scarves are a choking hazard, please wear a neck gator.

• Actual on snow time varies. Groups typically take at least one break in the morning and one break in the afternoon. The weather and a child’s stamina can affect actual on snow time.

• The lunch area is not big enough for parents to eat with their children.

• We try to limit the maximum group size to a ratio that is appropriate for the staff member teaching a particular ability level. On any given day, the group size varies. We make no guarantee of how many children will be in a particular class, on any given day.

• Your children will be in a group situation. For everyone’s safety, your child needs to interact appropriately with the other children in the class as well as follow the directions given by the instructor. Children who do not behave may be given a “time out”.

• Any special requests? Please see a supervisor, 15 minutes BEFORE lesson meeting times, at the Big Dipper.

• If you are signing your child up for group lessons, the instructor will tailor the lesson plan and terrain choice to the needs of the majority of the group. If you have a very specific skill or terrain you want your child to learn or ski/ride on, please consider a private lesson.